Frozen Doors Shut
mhoepli at vif.com
Wed Dec 10 10:20:15 PST 2008
I lubed the doors locks by spraying oil spray into doors locks.
I'll silicone treat the rubber when opportunity comes.
From: cobram at juno.com [mailto:cobram at juno.com]
Sent: December 10, 2008 12:41
To: mhoepli at vif.com
Cc: audi_owners_usa at yahoogroups.com; quattro at audifans.com;
w-t_audifans at yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: Frozen Doors Shut
Common on type 44's. To avoid it in the future, get some Silicone spray
(I like the stuff they sell at electrical supply houses, it's very pure),
spray down the rubber gaskets a couple times with the stuff. It gets
absorbed, so you won't stain anything, renews the gaskets as an added
Hit up the sunroof, trunk and window gaskets while you're at it, they get
You might want to check the condition of your evaporator door flap
spring, when this spring breaks, it ups the interior humidity
considerably, adding to the condition.
Good time to lube the internals of the door handle and it's mechanisms
"God's a kid with an ant farm. He's not planning anything."
On Wed, 10 Dec 2008 12:34:14 -0500 "Max Hoepli" <mhoepli at vif.com> writes:
> Hi all,
> When it is freezing outside the Type 44 Turbo Quattro's doors can't
> open, it
> seems to be clinging at the front edge, seems to be opening by rear
> edge of
> I leave it. I don't want to pull too hard, just some light force to
> I remove all the snow on windows so there is possibility of sun's
> warming car inside.
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